Temporary fencing is a widespread and often underappreciated component of many different industries. They help businesses secure construction sites, protect portable sanitation solutions, and organize successful events. They make fairs, festivals, concerts, farmers markets, construction projects, and so many other events safer and more accessible. 

Temporary fencing is becoming even more important today as companies look for ways to keep customers safe in the middle of a pandemic. As an event company, equipment rental company, or sanitation company, you have a unique opportunity to educate potential customers on the ways they should consider using temporary fencing.

Here are some of the most common situations and companies that can benefit from temporary fencing, and what they’ll be looking for in a temporary fence rental.

Situations to consider temporary fencing

Constructions sites

Construction sites are one of the most common uses for temporary fencing and with good reason. Fencing helps keep construction sites safe from intruders and trespassers, helping to reduce theft and vandalism. It also deters members of the public from wandering into an area where they could hurt themselves and protects the construction company from liability. 

Finally, temporary fencing usage creates a clear separation between the site and other businesses, which is especially important in populated or busy areas.

Concerts, festivals, and fairs

Any large outdoor event is going to require lots of temporary fencing. They are an indispensable part of safety, crowd control, and organization. Temporary fencing and barricades are used to delineate the boundaries of the grounds and keep ticket holders in and trespassers out. They are used to prevent guests from going into unauthorized areas, from getting too close to stages, and to section off VIP areas. They are used to organize queues at entrances, exits, and throughout the grounds.

Many of these types of events have been on hold during the pandemic, but events that have happened (for example, drive-in concerts or shows) have required even more barriers as venues and promoters use them to create additional separation between guests.

Conventions and trade shows

It’s not just outdoor events that need temporary fencing, however. Large indoor events can require them too. Events like conventions and trade shows, which are typically hosted in large indoor centers or arenas, often require barriers for the same uses—organizing queues, separating and protecting exhibits, and directing pedestrian and car traffic in the areas outside the venue.

Demonstrations and parades

Any outdoor event that people can freely attend is another great candidate for temporary fencing. Whether a parade, marathon, or demonstration, event organizers and city governments have an interest in making sure that attendees are protected from themselves and others, property is preserved, and traffic is limited or diverted in an efficient way. All of this requires the use of temporary barriers.

Temporary fences and barriers are an important part of diminishing the chances of injury, altercations, property damage, and traffic build-up.

Private Parties

It’s not always companies renting temporary fences for business activity. Sometimes, individuals and companies need temporary barriers for a private event such as a birthday party, wedding, or company party. Depending on how many people are expected to attend, the hosts may decide they need some temporary barriers for parking, crowd control, privacy, or to help keep kids safe.

Types of business that need temporary fencing

If you consider when to use temporary fencing, there are a few types of organizations you should keep in mind when designing your website, creating marketing, and looking for leads. temporary fencing panels surrounding a school

  1. Construction companies
  2. Event companies and promoters
  3. Municipal and state governments
  4. Event venues
  5. Schools and educational institutions
  6. Large companies and corporations (for private events)
  7. Sports teams

Most temporary fence rentals you do will likely be to organizations that fall into one of these seven categories.

What customers want in temporary fence rentals

No matter who you are renting to, your customers are going to be looking for a few key things, so it’s important to make sure your fences can deliver on some key aspects.

Stability

Stability is the most important attribute of any temporary fence. It’s what keeps the fence in place even in harsh weather conditions or if someone attempts to move it. How easy are the fences to stabilize, and how secure are they once stabilized?

Falling or unstable fences can create safety and liability issues for both you and your customers. They are also a lot easier to move by would-be thieves or trespassers. 

Climbability 

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ZND US Anti-climb fence panels

Often, one of the main purposes of a temporary fence rental is to keep people out—whether criminals or just certain members of the public. How easy are your fences to climb?

Approximately 95% of fence panels today are constructed using chain-link. Chain-link fences have an aperture of 2.25-2.50 inches, making them relatively easy to climb for children and many adults. This is a problem for construction companies, events organizers, and schools. Not only are easily climbable fences less secure, but they are much more likely to result in accidents and injuries.

Storage and transport

Your temporary fence rentals are going to be moved around a lot—between your warehouse and customers, and at your customers’ job sites. How easy are the fences to set up, tear down, transport, and store?

As mentioned earlier, the vast majority of temporary fences today are manufactured using chain-link. It’s common practice to store these panels by stacking them on top of each other. Unfortunately, the nature of chain-link is that the edges are jagged and often become stuck together, making them time-consuming to separate when unloading. The sharp edges can also be a safety hazard to the people moving them. 

Fences that are easier to move and store save both you and your customers time and hassle. 

Aesthetics

Do the fences look professional, or more like an eyesore? Temporary fences aren’t decorative pieces, but that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. No matter who your rental clients are, they’ll appreciate and prefer temporary fences that are aesthetically pleasing.

Construction companies want their sites to look professional, not run down. Event organizers want their grounds to look inviting, not hostile. Schools want their kids to feel like they are protected, not like they are prisoners. Fences that look good are a selling point.

About ZND

ZND products are specifically engineered to address many of the issues with most current temporary fence products. At ZND, we build our panels on a fully-automated manufacturing line. Our welded wire mesh is attached to the frame at every point instead of just at certain points. This unique process ensures unparalleled strength and stability. 

Our fence panels are anti-climb, easily customizable at our factory with your branding, and come with a unique serial number for easy tracking. We also provide specially-designed storage stillages that solve the issues typically associated with stacking and moving chain-link fence panels. Finally, our panels are designed to be stabilized using cinder blocks instead of sandbags, which last much longer and result in a stronger fence. What can rental companies do during COVID-19

You can learn more about how our fences benefit rental companies.

If you are looking for high-quality, state-of-the-art temporary fence and barrier solutions for your rental business, we’d love to talk. Give us a call at 704.981.8660 or send us an email sales@znd.com for more information.